Posts tagged “Renewable energy”

The testing, inspection and certification experts, Bureau Veritas, say that local authorities, commercial property owners and facilities managers should adopt smart grid technology to control the use of electricity during peak demand. 
 
Smart grid systems use renewable energy such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery energy storage (BESS) to allow buildings to both produce and use energy in a two-way process. 
smart grid technology will allow us to make better sue of solar and wind energy.
UK Power Networks has launched a Foundation to support communities during the move to net zero carbon emissions. 
 
The fund is part of the company’s £4.6billion business plan for 2023 to 2028 that has been submitted to the industry regulator, Ofgem. 
power companies will help people experiencing fuel poverty to access renewable energy technology
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A campaign is underway which challenges homeowners to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. 
 
#TheGreenReset is running between 22 April and 22 May and is encouraging people to take action. From becoming plastic free or reducing online shopping, growing vegetables or reducing energy use, the aim is to create new ‘green habits’. 
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy on 1 June. The idea is to drive recovery in the sector and to help the wider UK economy. 
 
As we move on from the coronavirus outbreak and the economic downturn that is expected to follow it, construction will have an important role to play. 
 
Construction employs over 3million people in a wide range of professions and trades, including electrical installation and maintenance. It also exports valuable products and services. 
As you know, we like to keep an eye on new developments involving electricity generation and use. 
 
That’s why we were interested in the recent announcement that more electricity will be generated from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels this year in the UK. 
 
According to the National Grid, this is the first time since the industrial revolution that we have generated more electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels. 
Here’s a clever idea… Siemens has introduced a virtual power plant (VPP). 
 
It’s a software solution that balances electrical loads from buildings connected in a ‘microgrid’ that has both renewable energy and energy storage. 
 
The new VPP service allows electrical loads of commercial buildings or industrial sites to be combined, helping to reduce the need for reserve power by balancing consumption. Building operators can then sell surplus energy back to the electricity market. Siemens believes this approach will increase the flexibility of the whole market. 
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